3 Cool Spots to Escape the Heat this Summer

By July 1, 2015 Places
Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Maine, USA

 

As temperatures rise across the country, many people are looking to find places to cool down as the height of the summer approaches. But, not all of us love bright sun, humidity and 95 degrees! And for those of us who don’t, there are plenty of “hot” spots across America that are decidedly cool.

Today we’re going to take a look at three places you can go this summer to cool off. We’ll feature one city, one quaint town and one National Park where you can spend your vacation with plenty to do away from the heat.

Ready? Let’s go!

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Best Places to Celebrate the 4th of July

By June 29, 2015 Places
Little Girl with American Flag

You know that you’ll be wearing red, white, and blue, but do you know where you’ll be when you celebrate the good ol’ US of A? If you’re still without plans and in the mood for a road trip, we’ve got some bright ideas.

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10 Refreshing Summer Treats to Try

By June 26, 2015 Food & Drink
Lemonade Popsicles

Summer represents a time for road trips, beach vacations and outdoor family fun. Unfortunately, the season also delivers scorching temperatures and brutal heat waves. In fact, it is not uncommon for outdoor temperatures to exceed 100 degree Fahrenheit in many regions across the country. Yikes!

To ensure optimal health and wellness, proper hydration is paramount. Children and the elderly may be especially prone to heat-related illnesses, so additional precaution should be taken to maintain proper hydration.

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3 Products to Make Traveling With Baby Easier

By June 24, 2015 Traveling
Traveling with Baby

While traveling with a baby is no picnic, it doesn’t have to be a juggling act, either — because babies don’t need a whole lot of stuff when traveling. The key to a successful trip is bringing along the right gear, not the most gear. Save your sanity and keep your baby comfortable by bringing these three products along.

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What to Do With Your Vacation Photos

By June 21, 2015 Traveling
Photo Storage

In the age of digital cameras and smartphones, there’s a tendency for vacation photos to live in purgatory on our devices or only be shared through Facebook newsfeeds or Instagram filters. But if you want a tangible souvenir of the fun times you had over the summer months–or just a better way to organize them–you’ve definitely got some options.

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How to Plan a Staycation

By June 18, 2015 Planning
ferris wheel

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, but without the hassle of planning an intensive trip. A staycation is a great way to unwind, step away from stress, and remember why you love where you live. (Don’t forget to share your staycation photos in our contest!) For a foolproof staycation, just follow these five steps.

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3 of the Funniest Plays on Broadway This Summer

By June 15, 2015 Attractions
broadway-comedies

If you have planned a trip to New York City this summer, you are in luck. The Great White Way has a variety of funny plays running through the summer months that are sure to be a memorable part of your vacation. If you’re not sure what show you want to see, consider the following three:

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Best Beach Towns to Visit

By June 13, 2015 Places
Tybee Island, Georgia

Is there a better way to feel like you’re truly on vacation than by watching the sun set over the ocean with the sand between your toes? (Okay, maybe if you add a fruity cocktail in there.) Thankfully the United States has more than enough beach towns for you to explore, no matter where in the country you spend the rest of the year.

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12 Tips to Save on a Rental Car

By June 11, 2015 Saving
rental-car

One of the most expensive parts of any vacation is often the rental car. It can be frustrating, especially the amount of time the car spends sitting in the parking lot of your hotel!

Know the feeling?

That’s why wanted to share some of our very best tips for saving on a rental car.

Ready to find out more? Let’s get started!

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Sun Protection 101

By June 9, 2015 Traveling
Adorable girl at tropical beach applying sunblock cream on a father's back.

 

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, then you’re likely aware of how hot it can get in the summer. As temperatures rise, thousands of Americans will flee to the nation’s beaches for time in the surf, sand and sun.

A dip in the lake or sea offers much needed refreshment, but it does not provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays. In fact, even in cloudy or overcast conditions, your skin is still at risk of sun exposure.

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